To determine the skill levels of course members, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This framework establishes what you will need to have mastered per level in order to function at that level in the foreign language.
The CEFR distinguishes between five language areas: reading, listening, conversing, speaking and writing. Your competences are evaluated both at the intake and at the end of the training.
There are six degrees of language mastery. In order to bring further nuance to these, we at Regina Coeli split each level one degree further. Schematically it looks like this:
The time it takes to advance one full CEFR level increases with each level because the range of language skills per level increases as well. We would be happy to explain the CEFR further at your personal intake.